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Nov 18, 2016


Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

Nagoya, November 18, 2016 ―NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (Chairman, President and CEO: Shinichi Odo, Headquarters: Nagoya, hereafter NGK SPARK PLUG) was registered as an participant in the United Nations Global compact, which are suggested by United Nations.

The U.N. Global Compact is a global framework for achieving sustainable growth by various companies and organizations conduct as a good member of society. It is composed of 10 principles consisting of 4 issues:“Human rights, Labour, Environment, Anti-corruption”and over 14,000 organizations and companies participate and implement various activities now.

We have been making efforts to develop our society since our foundation in 1936, following our corporate philosophy slogan: “With established trust and confidence inside and outside the company, we aim to contribute to the peoples of the world by creating and putting at their disposal new values for the future.” Moreover, our companies have been expanding our business activities globally since we established our first overseas subsidiary in Brazil in 1959, nowadays we have 39 bases in overseas countries, and over 80 percentages of our sales are for overseas, we have been building strong relationships with stakeholders in various countries and regions across the world.

This time, we participated and uphold 4 issues and 10 principles being advocated by the U.N. global compact in order to contribute to building a sustainable society as a global company. For the future, we make further efforts to contribute the whole society and promote activities as a good member of society.

[The Ten Principles]
【Human Rights】
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.